Steps in the Michigan Criminal Process

Steps in the Criminal Process in Michigan When a person is accused of committing a crime, the state of Michigan has a felony criminal process that must be followed. Michigan criminal defense attorneys are experienced in all phases of the criminal process and may be able to assist you in navigating these complex procedures. Investigation and Filing of the Criminal…

Grand Rapids Police Department Beat Unarmed 15 Year Old Boy

The mother of a 15 year-old African-American Grand Rapids boy filed a lawsuit on December 23, 2015 in Federal Court in Grand Rapids against the City of Grand Rapids and police officers Sean McCamman, Nathan Mean, and Peter Thompson. The complaint alleges that during the early evening hours of June 13, 2014, the boy, referred to in the complaint as…

Online solicitation of undercover police officers.

Lately I’ve been hearing of “To Catch A Predator” style police operations, where “undercover” police officers are posing as children while trolling online chatrooms and looking for people to catch talking dirty.   The government has been charging this under MCL 750.145a which prohibits accosting, soliciting, or enticing a minor: 750.145a Accosting, enticing or soliciting child for immoral purpose. Sec. 145a.…

Montcalm County Drunk Driving Defense

If you’re charged with drunk driving in Montcalm County, you’re either appearing in the 64B District Court or the 8th Circuit Court. The 64B District Court handles misdemeanor offenses (First or Second Offense Operating While Intoxicated). The 8th Circuit Court handles felony offenses (Third Offense Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Intoxicated Causing Injury and OWI Causing Death).    Miel &…